BR. STEFANO LUCA
Social Theater Operator, Professor, Educator, Director


Theatre and Drama Academy “Accademia dei filodrammatici di Milano” (Italy), graduated in 2007 and advanced theatre studies with several international professionals from the Russian National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Moscow G.I.T.I.S. and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Certificate in Theatre of the Oppressed in 2016. Certificate in Theatre in emergency contexts in 2017. Certificate in Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue Studies in 2015. BA and MA in Theology (MTh) in 2016 at the ‘Studio Teologico Laurentianum’ - Venice. MA in Arabic and Islamic Studies in 2019 at the ‘Pontifical Istitute for Arabic and Islamic Studies pisai’ - Rome.  He studied Integral Ecology at the ‘Joint Diploma’ initiative shared between the Universities and the Pontifical Athenaeums of Rome. Nowadays he is doing his PhD at the ‘Pontifical Gregorian University’ - Rome.

Since 2006 he works in the social theatre domain, i.e. the use of the theatre medium in contexts characterized by social distress (hospitals, immigrants, prisons, juvenile prisons, community for drug addicts, street children, mental disorder, child soldiers, war zones) in different places such as  Europe (Italy - Albania); Subsaharan Africa (Cameroon - Tunisia - Libya - Democratic Republic of Congo); North Africa (Tunisia - Libya) and The Middle Est (Lebanon).

In 2009 he became a Capuchin Franciscan Friar and in 2017 was ordained priest.

He has developed an innovative FranciscanClownCare’s method that he teaches in many ClownCare Associations. He cooperates with various social and educational associations and NGOs. He rules workshops in severals Italian prisons. He works in the refugee field. 
He teaches ‘Conduction of Social Theatre Groups’ in the ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome. 
He teaches Islamic studies in the ‘Studio Teologico Laurentianum’ - Venice.

He is member of the ‘National Coordination of Prison Theatre’ (CNTiC) of Italy. 
He is the International director of ‘Social Theatre Department’ of Capuchins Friars. 
He is the director of the “Ecumenical and Interreligious Department” of Italian Capuchins Friars.